Prevalence, variability, and outcomes in portal hypertensive colopathy: a study in patients with cirrhosis and paired controls.


BACKGROUND Management of portal hypertensive colopathy (PHC) has been challenged by controversial results in its prevalence and clinical relevance. OBJECTIVE To describe the PHC prevalence and to evaluate the variability in diagnosis, the relation to severity of liver disease, and the incidence of severe outcomes. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.01.036